High Quality Mridangas
We are pleased to offer high quality, custom clay Mridangas for $360.00 each, including shipping and insurance for USA (for other countries please inquire). Place orders and make your payment via the paypal link below. Our mridangas are all made individually by order (never ready-made) and can be tuned according to your needs and colored as you like as well.
Please note: For those living outside the USA or those wishing to order more than one mridanga please send us a message via the contact form and we will get back to you with shipping costs. Please also feel free to contact us with any questions.
Mridangas are made as a handicraft, which combines pottery, hide tanning, leather work and tuning in very specialized ways to achieve a unique result. Our mridangas are not bought in bulk as “ready-made” lots. Instead, they are ordered individually and I can thus accommodate color choices and special needs based on climate etc.
Generally, our mridangas will measure approx 23 inches along the body. The bass heads will be approx 8 inches in diameter and the treble heads will be about 4 inches in diameter. The bass gob (resonating paste) will be brown clay base as it produces a desirable deep bass tone and the treble gob has a brown clay base but a black outer layering which is more dense and thus gives a sharper treble tone.
It is difficult to obtain high quality mridangas from even qualified makers in person. Unless one is well-informed in the process of mridanga making and experienced in judging the quality of the many aspects of their construction, there is every chance of getting a mridanga of inferior quality. We provide consistently high quality mridangas, removing the anxiety from the process for our patrons.
Private and Group Lessons
Study the Samskriti (elevating cultural process) of Taala with me.
Sangkirtan is, of course, a principle-based practice.
Like water, it manifests different forms and qualities depending on the context.
At the same time, like a river, who’s purity depends on the mountain streams, the wisdom and realization of countless saints, flowing through the ancient traditions, associated with performance art, aesthetics and instrumentation, deserve more than the cursory examination they are being given, thus far, by the majority of modern vaisnava kirtaniyas.
I teach every level of understanding taala (rhythmic compositional structure).
This study is an integral part of what I teach to Mridanga students.
But it’s also necessary for all those who love to offer kirtan – singers, dancers and instrument players.
Jaya Sri Krsna ?